This relates to UK Visa Lebanon 2019: applications, processing time and refusal rate. Accordingly, provides details of UK visa for Lebanese Nationals during 2018 and Jan-March 2019. And also the UK visa Lebanon refusal rate. Moreover, explains the application processing time from TLS Beirut, Lebanon. Accordingly, covers the following topics:
- UK visa Lebanon: applications from Lebanese nationals
- Grants of visa to Lebanese nationals 2018-19
- UK Visa Lebanon Processing Time from Beirut 2019
1) UK Visa Lebanon: Applications from Lebanese Nationals
Certainly, quite a few applicants apply for a British visa from Lebanon. During the Jan-March 2019 quarter, 5,038 Lebanese nationals applied for UK entry clearance application. Accordingly, 4,530 visa applications from Lebanon resolved during the Jan-Mar 2019 quarter. Moreover, 4,040 visas granted and 478 applications refused. 12 applications withdrawn and 3 applications lapsed. Therefore, so far during 2019, the UK visa Lebanon success and refusal rate has been 89.18% and 10.55%, respectively.
Entry clearance applications by Lebanese citizens 2018
Moreover, in 2018, as many as 20,818 Lebanese nationals applied for a British visa from Lebanon. Accordingly, 20,876 applications resolved and 18,065 visas granted. Therefore, the UK visa Lebanon application success rate was 86.53% during 2018. Moreover, 2,721 UK visa applications from Lebanon refused in 2018. Apparently, the application refusal rate in 2018 from Lebanon was 13.03%. Furthermore, a total of 87 applications withdrew by Lebanese nationals and 3 applications lapsed.
Increase in the number of applications during 2016-18
The details in Table below indicates that the number of applications by Lebanese nationals increased from 20,299 (2016) to 20,818 (2018). Moreover, the success rate slightly increased from 86.02% to 89.18%.
|Year/Quarter||UK Visa Applications by Lebanese nationals||Entry Clearance Grants to Lebanese Nationals||UK Visa Success Rate Lebanon||UK Visa Refusal Rate Lebanon|
2) UK visa grants for Lebanese nationals 2018-19
During the 2018-19, the Lebanese nationals have been granted entry clearance in all the broad categories i.e. temporary visits, spouse and family settlement, study and work. Moreover, the number of grants during the 2019 Q1 (4,040) is slightly less than that for 2018 Q1 (4,061). Perhaps, this is due to a decrease in the number of applications.
Apparently, the broad categories have sub-categories (or types). Therefore, the subsequent sections highlight the grants by entry clearance applications types to Lebanese nationals. Perhaps, this will facilitate an applicant to know: which are more popular types of entry clearance applications for the Lebanese nationals.
UK visa Lebanon 2019: popular application types
Apparently, the most popular entry clearance application for Lebanese nationals is the UK visitor visa application. For instance, during 2019 Q1, 3,797 Lebanese nationals granted a UK visitor visa, which nearly accounted for more than 93.98% of the total visa grants (4,040).
|UK Visa from Lebanon: Broad Categories||2018 Q1||2018 Q2||2018 Q3||2018 Q4||2019 Q1|
|Total visas granted to Lebanese Nationals||4,061||4,430||4,799||4,775||4,040|
|Total Study (excl. Short-term students)||49||19||643||50||27|
|Short-term students (previously Student visitors)||59||90||88||48||60|
|Total Dependant Joining or accompanying||1||1||4||1||7|
Visitor and other visa grants to Lebanese nationals
Perhaps, all visitor and other sundry visa applications, exclusive of work, study and family, are clubbed under the Other category. Moreover, if you intend to apply for UK visitor visa application from Lebanon then may also refer to UK visa Lebanon supporting documents.
|UK Visa from Lebanon 2018-19||2018 Q1||2018 Q2||2018 Q3||2018 Q4||2019 Q1|
|EEA family permits||13||11||11||11||11|
|Total Visitor visa grants to Lebanese Nationals||3,819||4,164||3,866||4,466||3,797|
|Visitors (Main apps)||3,550||3,775||3,629||4,226||3,548|
|Certificate of entitlement to right of abode (Main apps)||0||0||4||0||0|
|Other Settlement (indefinite leave)||0||0||1||0||0|
Work visa grants
During 2018 and 2019 Q1, Lebanese nationals get the following types of UK work visa grants:
|UK work visa from Lebanon 2018-19||2018 Q1||2018 Q2||2018 Q3||2018 Q4||2019 Q1|
|Total UK work visa grants to Lebanese nationals||58||86||94||96||80|
|PBS - Tier 1 & pre-PBS equiv. Total (Main apps)||1||3||2||9||3|
|PBS - Tier 1 Investors (Main apps)||0||0||1||1||0|
|PBS - Tier 1 Entrepreneurs (Main apps)||1||3||1||7||3|
|PBS - Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneurs (Main apps)||0||0||0||1||0|
|PBS - Tier 1 & pre-PBS equiv. Total (Deps)||12||0||5||0||6|
|PBS - Tier 1 Entrepreneurs (Deps)||12||0||5||0||6|
|PBS - Tier 2 & pre-PBS equiv. Total (Main apps)||14||18||30||26||28|
|PBS - Tier 2 General (Main apps)||9||16||23||20||19|
|PBS - Tier 2 Intra company transfers -LT (Main apps)||5||2||7||6||9|
|PBS - Tier 2 & pre-PBS equiv. Total (Deps)||8||7||14||9||12|
|PBS - Tier 2 (Deps)||8||5||12||6||9|
|PBS - Tier 2 Intra company transfers - LT (Deps)||0||2||2||3||3|
|PBS - Tier 5 & pre-PBS equiv. Total (Main apps)||3||14||14||10||14|
|PBS - Tier 5 Creative and sporting (Main apps)||0||3||5||5||8|
|PBS - Tier 5 Gov. Authorised Exchange (Main apps)||3||11||6||4||5|
|PBS - Tier 5 International agreement (Main apps)||0||0||0||1||0|
|PBS - Tier 5 Religious workers (Main apps)||0||0||3||0||1|
|Non-PBS Total (Main apps)||20||44||29||42||17|
|Domestic workers in private h/holds. (Main apps)||20||43||26||39||15|
|Non-PBS Other permit free employment (Main apps)||0||1||3||3||2|
UK visa Lebanon 2019: student visa grants
The details of study visa grants to Lebanese nationals during 2018 and 2019 Q1 are as under:
|UK Student Visa from Lebanon 2018-19||2018 Q1||2018 Q2||2018 Q3||2018 Q4||2019 Q1|
|Total UK Study Visa Grants to Lebanese Nationals||108||109||731||98||87|
|PBS - Tier 4 & pre-PBS equiv. Total (Main apps)||47||17||634||50||27|
|PBS - Tier 4 General student (Main apps)||47||17||627||50||27|
|PBS - Tier 4 Child Student (Main apps)||0||0||7||0||0|
|PBS - Tier 4 & pre-PBS equiv. Total (Deps)||2||2||9||0||0|
|PBS - Tier 4 General student (Deps)||2||2||9||0||0|
|Short-term study (pre Student Visitors) (Main apps)||59||90||88||48||60|
UK spouse settlement visa from Lebanon
The details of UK settlement visa grants to Lebanese nationals during 2018 and 2019 Q1 are as under:
|UK Family Visa from Lebanon 2018-19||2018 Q1||2018 Q2||2018 Q3||2018 Q4||2019 Q1|
|Total family visa grants to Lebanese Nationals||22||24||32||40||26|
|UK Spouse/Partner Visa Lebanon||21||24||29||31||22|
|Child (for immediate settlement)||0||0||0||1||0|
Grants to Dependant Joining or accompanying
The details of grants to dependant of Lebanese national joining or accompanying during 2018 and 2019 Q1 are as under:
|UK Visa Lebanon for Dependants||2018 Q1||2018 Q2||2018 Q3||2018 Q4||2019 Q1|
|Total Dependant Joining or accompanying||1||1||4||1||7|
3) UK Visa Lebanon Processing Time from Beirut 2019
This covers the UK Visa Lebanon Processing Time. Accordingly, provides the details of how quickly visa applications submitted at TLS Beirut, Downtown, Martyr’s Square, Opera Building, ground, processed during the month of March 2019.
Perhaps, most of the visit applications processed within 10-15 days. Moreover, 96% of the Spouse settlement applications from Lebanon processed within 120 days. EEA Family permits processed within 10 days. Most noteworthy: it is important to note that the actual processing times may vary due to a range of factors. For details please refer to delays in processing.
Long-term visitor visa applications
Apparently, 36% and 91% of the long term applications from Beirut, Lebanon decided within 5 and 10 working days, respectively. Moreover, 96% of the long term applications processed within 15 working days. And all the long term visa applications from Beirut, Lebanon concluded within 30 working days.
General visitor visa applications for 6 months or less
All applications submitted from Beirut, Lebanon, for general visit processed within 30 working days. However, 22% and 94% of the general visitor visa applications from Lebanon decided within 5 and 10 working days, respectively.
UK visa Lebanon processing time for business visitors
All the business visitor visa applications from Beirut, Lebanon, concluded within 30 working days. Moreover, 55% and 98% of the UK business visitor visa applications from Lebanon decided within 5 and 10 working days, respectively.
UK visa Lebanon timelines for family visit applications
All the UK family visitor visa applications from Beirut, Lebanon, concluded within 30 working days. However, 19%, 90% and 98% of the applications decided within 5, 10 and 15 working days, respectively.
Transit visa timelines from Lebanon
All UK transit visa applications from Lebanon concluded within 15 working days.
Other visitor visa applications for 6 months or less
The applications under other types of visitor visa applications such as Child Visitor, Sports Visitor, Prospective Entrepreneur, ADS, Private Medical Treatment Visitor, Entertainer Visitor, disposed within 15 working days. However, 16% and 95% of applications concluded within 5 and 10 working days, respectively.
Tier 1 visa processing time from Lebanon 2019
All PBS Tier 1 applications decided within 10 working days. And 25% of applications concluded within 5 working days.
UK Visa Lebanon processing time for Tier 2 applicants
All the Tier 2 work permit applications from Lebanon concluded within 10 working days. Moreover, 25% and 50% of the application decided within 3 and 5 working days, respectively.
Tier 4 student visa timelines from Beirut, Lebanon
All the applications for PBS Tier-4 students from Beirut, Lebanon, concluded within 15 working days. Moreover, 15%, 53% and 84% of the applications decided within 3, 5 and 10 working days, respectively.
UK visa Lebanon applications for Tier 5 applicants
All the applications for PBS Tier-5 from Beirut, Lebanon, concluded within 30 working days. Accordingly, 7% and 92% of the applications decided within 3 and 5 working days, respectively.
EEA family permits timelines from Beirut, Lebanon
All EEA family permit applications from Beirut, Lebanon, decided within 10 working days. Moreover, 25% of the applications concluded within 1 week or 5 working days.
Other non-settlement applications from Lebanon
All the other types of non-settlement visa UK visa applications from Lebanon concluded within 10 working days. Moreover, 53% of the applications decided within 5 working days.
UK spouse visa processing time Lebanon
Perhaps, 18%, 83% and 93% of the settlement applications for a spouse visa and dependant child/parents applications decided within 10, 30 and 60 days, respectively. However, 96% of the settlement applications concluded within 120 days.
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